Promoting investment in Kent: Locate in Kent strengthens its team

Locate in Kent, whose aim is to promote Kent as an attractive place for new businesses, has announced six key appointments following the signing of a three year contract with Kent and Medway Councils.

Promoting investment in Kent: Locate in Kent strengthens its team
Locate in Kent exists to promote Kent as a business location, to attract new companies and to support the growth of existing business. Since its inception, it has helped 990 companies move to, set-up or expand in Kent, creating or retaining 62,590 jobs. It has recently been given a financial boost by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).In light of this, Locate in Kent has announced six key appointments as it strengthens the team tasked with promoting investment in the county.The new arrivals follow the signing of a three year contract with Kent County Council (KCC) and Medway Council late last year, which will see the agency play a greater role in the county’s economic development.“Our new contracts and additional European funding put us in a better position than ever to promote the benefits of Kent and Medway to companies looking to launch in or relocate to the county, as well as helping those already here and looking to expand find the right location,” said Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of Locate in Kent.

Joining Locate in Kent are:

Anita Glover – head of marketing

With 12 years of marketing experience in the technology, finance, publishing and not for profit sectors, Anita has worked across Kent and London. She is responsible for the implementation of the marketing and communications strategy, designed to attract new investment to Kent and Medway and promote the county's brand.

Anette Hufnagl – head of business intelligence

With her team, Anette will be responsible for data analysis, insights and Locate in Kent’s online property portal. She is an MA graduate with professional qualifications in project management and marketing.As a multi-lingual German, she gained her 17 years business experience in the Consulting, Healthcare, Financial Services and Tourism industries working in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Danielle Lee – Executive Assistant

Danielle provides executive support to the chief executive, chairman and management team. She is an experienced executive assistant, who has worked across various sectors, including Construction, Transportation, Design and Finance.   

Catherine Igoe – Partnerships Co-ordinator

With more than 25 years’ experience in the public and private sectors, including 13 years in financial services and 10 years in the public sector working in inward investment marketing, Catherine is responsible for developing strong working partnerships with Kent’s district councils, KCC and Medway Council, government departments and other relevant public and private sector stakeholders in and outside of Kent.

Imran Khan – Business Development Executive and life sciences sector specialist

Involved with the life science sector for a decade, Imran has experience in both industrial and academic science environments and has a track record of success in developing start-up companies. 
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Ella Parsons – Apprentice

Ella is an apprentice currently studying at East Kent College. Her apprenticeship consists of a business administration framework where she helps everyone in the office alongside gaining her qualification. In addition to the new appointments, Chris Broom has been promoted from his Business Development role to become Head of Investment.“I am delighted to welcome all of our new recruits and look forward to working with them to ensure we continue to attract investment and high value jobs to Kent and Medway,” said Paul Wookey.To find out how Locate in Kent can help companies to invest, grow or set up in Kent, visit www.locateinkent.comFor related news and features, visit our Enterprise section.Access hundreds of global services and suppliers in our Online Directory   now to our Global Mobility Toolkit